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RIP Buck Ormsby

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  • RIP Buck Ormsby

    Bass player with The Wailers, and a lot more besides. Founder of Etiquette Records which released The Wailers and The Sonics records. I always think of the Wailers as ground zero in terms of garage rock, as in taking rock & roll in a slightly different direction. Simple things like taking Richard Berrys' Louie Louie, and changing it from the four beat to the three beat, paved the way for a host of bands to pick up the mantle and run with it.
    75 years old, which is a pretty good age I'd say. Just wanted to flag up his passing.

    Everyone tear down your own little wall
    That keeps you from being a part of it all
    Because you've got to be one with the one and all
    You've just got to be close to it all

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    RIP indeed - can't have been many young kids in bands back then with the balls to start their own label.

    This Marvin Gaye cover has always been a big fave with me:

    "Here comes the Fun Cooker!!"